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I AM THE LEADER OF THE WINTER PACK

I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO ALBERTA

I AM IN VANCOUVER RIGHT NOW AND ME AND MUMMY HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE AND I AM STARTING TO THINK WE ARE STAYING FOREVER BUT THE LAST TIME I THOUGHT THAT I WAS WRONG SO FOR NOW I WILL JUST BE SUSPICIOUS.

MUMMY SAYS SUSPICIOUS AND RESENTFUL IS NOT A GOOD LOOK ON ME BUT SHE IS WRONG.

THIS MORNING AUNTIE ARI AND I GOT UP REALLY REALLY EARLY AND WE WENT OUTSIDE WHERE MY NEW FRIEND SANTANA WAS WAITING AND WE GOT IN THE BIG CAR AND WE WENT TO THE PARK AND WE WALKED.

WE WALKED A LOT AND IT WAS REALLY REALLY COLD AND THE HUMANS KEPT COMPLAINING ABOUT IT THE WHOLE WALK BUT I DIDN’T CARE BECAUSE WE WERE WALKING! AND THERE WAS NATURE! AND BIRDS! AND ALSO MY FRIEND SANTANA AND I WAS THE BEST WALKER BECAUSE I AM OLDER AND I KNOW THE PARK SO I HAD TO SHOW EVERYBODY WHERE TO GO.

THIS IS US NEAR THE DUCK POND BUT THERE WERE NO DUCKS IN IT

AUNTIE ARI MADE ME HOLD STILL FOR A MILLION PICTURES AND THERE WAS HUGGING AND SHE SAID THE EXERCISE WAS GOOD FOR ME BECAUSE IT MAKES ME LESS CRAZY BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT SHE’S TALKING ABOUT.

I TOLD AUNTIE ARI I WOULD LOOK HAPPIER IN THE PICTURE IF SHE TOOK OFF MY HALTI BUT SHE DIDN'T LISTEN

ANYWAY SHE WOULDN’T LET ME GO LOOKING FOR THE DUCKS EVEN THOUGH THE WATER WAS MOSTLY FROZEN BECAUSE SHE SAID I WOULD NOT LIKE FALLING INTO THE WATER WHICH IS SILLY BECAUSE I LOVE WATER.

IT WAS A GREAT WALK AND THEN WE WENT TO THE PLACE WITH THE FOOD IN THE BAGS THAT THEY BROUGHT BACK TO THE CAR BUT THEN THEY WOULDN’T LET ME HAVE ANY SO I WAS SAD. BUT THEN WE CAME HOME AND I HAD BREAKFAST AND SANTANA HAD BREAKFAST AND AUNTIE ARI AND HER FRIENDS HAD BREAKFAST AND NOW I AM TAKING A NAP BECAUSE I THINK GINNY IS COMING OVER LATER AND I HEARD AUNTIE ARI USE THE WORD “DOGPARK.”

AUNTIE ARI SAYS I'M GOING TO BE ULTRA SLEEPY

PEKOE’S LATEST TRIP TO THE PROMISED LAND

LAST WEEK I WENT ON AN AWESOME VACATION BACK TO VANCOUVER WHERE I AM FROM. MUMMY CAME TOO.

I HAD TO GO IN THE BOX LIKE ALWAYS WHEN WE GO ON A TRIP BUT THIS TIME I DIDN’T CRY AS MUCH BECAUSE I AM A SEASONED TRAVELLER NOW WHICH MEANS I AM BRAVE AND STRONG.

ON THE FIRST MORNING I NAPPED A LOT AND I SPENT LOTS OF TIME ON MY COUCH AND MUMMY USED ME AS A PILLOW WHILE SHE AND AUNTIE ARI WATCHED LOTS OF TV, BUT I DIDN’T MIND. AUNTIE ARI MADE WAFFLES AND I SUPERVISED.

A happy Pekoe, napping.

Pekoe has a good memory.

"GET ME A BEER AND MAKE ME A SANDWICH."

THEN THE BEST PART HAPPENED WHICH WAS THAT PSEUDO-GRANDMA CAME AND I JUMPED ON HER AND GAVE HER LOTS OF KISSES BECAUSE I MISSED HER SO SO MUCH BECAUSE SHE IS THE BEST PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD. THEN SHE TOOK ME TO DOGGY DISNEYLAND FOR THREE DAYS AND IT WAS GREAT.

"OMG I MISSED YOU YOU ARE MY FAVOURITE NEVER LET ME LEAVE YOU AGAIN."

I DID SPEND SOME TIME NAPPING IN GINNY’S BOX BECAUSE SHE HAS ONE AND IT’S NICER THAN MINE BECAUSE IT HAS A SPECIAL CUSHION.

"I THINK I SHOULD HAVE A SPECIAL CUSHION TOO."

ON THE FOURTH DAY AUNTIE ARI CAME AND GOT ME AND GINNY AND GINNY’S MUMMY AND WE WENT TO A DOG PARK WHERE I HAD NEVER BEEN BEFORE. THERE WERE LOTS OF THINGS TO SNIFF AND CHEW ON AND LOTS OF ROOM TO RUN AROUND AND IT WAS GREAT BECAUSE WHEN WE GOT THERE WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE. ME AND GINNY DID LOTS OF PLAYING AND FETCHING AND THERE WAS A BIG STUMP AND SOME TREES AND ALSO STICKS.

Pekoe in motion

Pekoe investigates

Pekoe and Ginny vs. The Brand New Dog Park

Aren't we photogenic?

THEN ELLIE GOT THERE AND I PLAYED WITH HER. ELLIE IS A COON HOUND WHICH IS A GREAT KIND OF DOG BECAUSE THEY HUNT STUFF.

Pekoe's new friend, Ellie the Coon Hound.

AFTER A WHILE I GOT TIRED AND EVEN GINNY WAS TIRED SO ME AND AUNTIE ARI GOT BACK IN THE CAR AND WE WENT HOME TO VANCOUVER AND THE APARTMENT AND MUMMY. MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI TOLD ME THAT WHILE I WAS GONE THEY WENT HIKING AND ALMOST DIED IN THE WOODS. I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY SILLY BECAUSE IF I HAD BEEN THERE I COULD HAVE PROTECTED THEM FROM THE BEARS.

I DID MORE NAPPING THE NEXT DAY WHILE MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI AND LOTS OF OTHER PEOPLE WENT TO SEE A BIG BRIDGE SOMEWHERE. I WAS KIND OF LONELY BUT THEN THEY ALL CAME BACK AND MADE DINNER AND I GOT TO SUPERVISE DINNER SO THAT WAS OKAY. ALSO I GOT TO GIVE THEM NAPPING TIPS WHICH I AM REALLY GOOD AT AND NOW THEY ARE BETTER NAPPERS THANKS TO ME.

"NAP TIME NOW."

Time for a nap.

I AM AN AWESOME TEACHER. THE IMPORTANT THING IS LYING DOWN AND BEING REALLY STILL.

"WHAT?"

WE ALSO WENT TO MY REGULAR FAVOURITE DOG PARK WHERE THERE WERE A WHOLE BUNCH OF DOGS I’VE NEVER MET BEFORE, AND I FETCHED MY BALL 1,087 TIMES BECAUSE I AM A FETCHING DOG NOW.

ON THE SECOND TO LAST DAY WE WENT TO THE BEACH WITH GINNY AND KIM AND NAOMI AND CHANTELLE AND KILEY AND OMG SO MANY PEOPLE AND I WAS A GOOD DOG AND I CAME WHEN I WAS CALLED AND I FETCHED FROM THE SEA. THERE AREN’T MANY PICTURES BECAUSE AUNTIE ARI’S CAMERA BATTERY WAS DEAD WHICH IS VERY SAD BUT I HAD FUN ANYWAY. HERE IS A PICTURE AUNTIE ARI TOOK WITH HER PHONE WHICH IS OF ME BEING AN EXTRA-GOOD DOG WHEN WE WENT TO SEE THE BIG TALL BOATS AFTERWARDS.

Pekoe, being a good dog on the docks.

ON THE LAST DAY MUMMY TOLD ME WE HAD TO GO BACK TO ALBERTA. I WAS REALLY SAD AND I TRIED TO TELL HER I WAS HAPPIER IN VANCOUVER BY ROLLING ON THE FLOOR AND ALSO BY LOOKING SAD, BUT SHE KEPT PUTTING THINGS IN THE SUITCASE.

"NO NO NO NO."

"DO I HAVE TO?"

"DO I HAVE TO?"

SO INSTEAD I TRIED TO CAMOFLAGE MYSELF BUT IT DIDN’T WORK.

"NOW THEY WILL NEVER FIND ME."

MUMMY CAME AND TOLD ME SHE WAS SORRY BUT WE HAD TO GO BACK SO THAT SHE COULD GO TO WORK AND BUY ME FOOD. I THINK THAT’S A DUMB REASON ‘CAUSE I CAN ALWAYS JUST EAT THE FOOD IN THE BUCKET BUT SHE DIDN’T LISTEN.

Poor little Pekoe.

Corporal Cuddling

SO I WENT INTO THE LIVING ROOM TO HAVE A NAP WITH AUNTIE ARI INSTEAD.

Last nap

THEN IT WAS TIME TO GET IN THE CAR AND DRIVE TO THE PLACE WITH THE FLYING THINGS. MUMMY PUT TREATS IN MY KONG EVEN THOUGH I AM TOO SAD TO CHEW MY KONG WHEN I’M IN THE BOX, BUT AUNTIE ARI AND AUNTIE KIM GAVE ME SOME TREATS ANYWAY SO I SUPERVISED THAT TOO. THEN AUNTIE KIM GAVE MUMMY SOME NEW SOCKS THAT MUMMY WAS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT SO I BET THEY MUST BE REALLY DELICIOUS.

Pekoe supervises again

Coolest socks ever.

I DIDN’T CRY WHEN THEY PUT ME IN THE BOX THIS TIME BECAUSE I AM BRAVE AND SMART AND EXPERIENCED WITH TRAVELLING. BUT I WAS STILL SAD WHEN WE GOT BACK TO OUR HOUSE AND I WILL PROBABLY BE SAD FOR A FEW MORE DAYS.

BUT IT IS OKAY BECAUSE IN ALBERTA THERE IS ALWAYS STUFF TO EAT, BECAUSE THE KITCHEN COUNTERS WOULDN’T BE SO LOW IF I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO EAT WHAT MUMMY LEFT ON THEM RIGHT?

PEKOE HAS LANDED OMG YAY.

SO MUMMY GAVE ME SLEEPY CHEESE YESTERDAY AND THEN WE WENT ON A LONG CAR RIDE AND THEN THEY PUT ME IN THE BOX WHICH WAS OKAY BECAUSE THE BIG FLYING RUMBLY MACHINE PLACE WAS REALLY LOUD AND MY BOX WAS QUIET BUT THEN THEY ROLLED ME AWAY FROM MUMMY AND I DIDN’T LIKE THAT SO I YELLED A LOT AND CRIED.

BUT THEN A REALLY LONG TIME LATER SOMEBODY PUT MY BOX ON A METAL SLIDEY THING AND THEN MUMMY WAS THERE AND SO WAS AUNTIE ARI AND SO WAS AUNTIE KILEY AND I FIGURED OUT WE WERE IN VANCOUVER! I WAS REALLY REALLY EXCITED AND STILL KIND OF CONFUSED FROM THE SLEEPY CHEESE SO I CRIED A LOT UNTIL WE GOT OUTSIDE AND AUNTIE ARI LET ME OUT OF THE BOX AND THEN I WIGGLED A WHOLE BUNCH AND THEN I HAD TO GO OVER AND PEE ON A TREE BUT THEN I WIGGLED EVEN MORE BECAUSE MY FRIEND GEORGIE WAS IN THE CAR TOO AND SHE SAID HI AND IT WAS AWESOME AND WE WENT HOME TO THE APARTMENT.

THEN I WOKE UP AUNTIE ARI REALLY REALLY LATE BECAUSE I HAD TO PEE AGAIN AND SHE GROWLED AT ME BUT SHE TOOK ME OUTSIDE AND THEN I WENT TO SLEEP.

TODAY I HAVE BEEN ON A WALK AND PLAYED IN MUD IN THE GARDEN AND PLAYED WITH MY KONG AND NOW I AM DOING ALL MY FAVOURITE APARTMENT THINGS, LIKE NAPPING WITH MUMMY:

A happy Pekoe, napping.

A happy Pekoe, napping.

AND ALSO MY VERY FAVOURITE APARTMENT THING WHICH IS SITTING ON MY PEKOE COUCH THAT AUNTIE ARI GOT JUST FOR ME AND WATCHING EVERYBODY OUTSIDE BECAUSE IF I DON’T WATCH THEM THEY MIGHT DO ANYTHING AND THAT COULD BE BAD. I AM REALLY GOOD AT WATCHING.

Pekoe Penopticon

Pekoe Penopticon

Pekoe Penopticon

AUNTIE ARI SAID SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE WAFFLES SO I NEED TO GO REMIND HER AND THEN SUPERVISE OKAY BYE.

Waffles now?

PEKOE IS A DETECTIVE

I HAVE BEEN SAD EVER SINCE AUNTIE MAELIE LEFT BECAUSE SHE WOULDN’T PUT ME IN HER SUITCASE WHICH WASN’T FAIR. ALSO IT IS STILL COLD HERE AND THERE IS STILL SNOW OUTSIDE EVEN THOUGH IT IS MAY AND THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE HERE WHO KNOW HOW AWESOME I AM.

SAD PINING PEKOE

MY ONLY JOY IS STARING OUT THE WINDOW AND YELLING AT THE CATS.

I SPEND LOTS OF TIME BY MYSELF WHICH MEANS I SPEND LOTS AND LOTS OF TIME SLEEPING IN LOTS OF PLACES AND SOMETIMES SLEEPING IN MUMMY’S BED SO SHE REMEMBERS THAT I AM IN CHARGE.

THIS IS MY YOGA NAP POSE.

THIS IS MY YOGA NAP POSE.

NO THIS IS ACTUALLY MY BED

NO THIS IS ACTUALLY MY BED

NO MUMMY YOU CAN GO SLEEP ON THE COUCH.

NO MUMMY YOU CAN GO SLEEP ON THE COUCH.

I THINK SOMETHING IS UP THOUGH BECAUSE MUMMY HAS BEEN ON THE PHONE LOTS WITH AUNTIE ARI AND SHE KEEPS SAYING WORDS LIKE “AIRPORT” AND “DRUGS” AND “PEKOE” AND “HAPPY” AND I THINK WE ARE GOING SOMEWHERE IN THE GROWLY FLYING THING.

I THINK MUMMY KNOWS I KNOW BECAUSE SHE KEEPS TAKING PICTURES OF ME WHEN I INVESTIGATE MY BOX TO MAKE SURE IT’S READY FOR TRAVELLING AND THEN LAUGHING AT ME AND TELLING ME I’M A GOOD DOG.

JUST CLOSE THE DOOR AND WE CAN GO.

JUST CLOSE THE DOOR AND WE CAN GO.

I JUST TELL HER I’M ALL READY SO WE SHOULD GO NOW NOW NOW.

I AM SUPER POPULAR WITH LOTS OF VISITORS

LAST WEEK I GOT A SURPRISE WHICH WAS ANOTHER LONG LONG CAR RIDE TO THE PLACE WHERE PEOPLE FLY. I THOUGHT MAYBE WE WERE GOING ON A TRIP BUT MUMMY DIDN’T PUT MY BOX IN THE CAR AND SHE DIDN’T GIVE ME SLEEPY CHEESE EITHER SO I THOUGHT MAYBE AUNTIE ARI WAS VISITING AGAIN. I GOT ALL EXCITED AND THEN I FELL ASLEEP IN THE CAR AND WHEN I WOKE UP WE WERE IN THE UNDER-BUILDING PLACE NEAR THE FLYING PLACE AND MUMMY WAS TELLING ME SHE’D BE RIGHT BACK AND WENT AWAY.

WHEN SHE CAME BACK SHE DIDN’T HAVE AUNTIE ARI WHICH WAS SAD BUT SHE DID HAVE AUNTIE MAELIE WHICH WAS ALMOST AS GOOD SO I WIGGLED AT HER AND WE GOT BACK IN THE CAR.

YAY MORE PEOPLE TO VISIT ME BECAUSE I AM AWESOME.

YAY MORE PEOPLE TO VISIT ME BECAUSE I AM AWESOME.

ON THE WAY HOME WE STOPPED AND MUMMY AND AUNTIE MAELIE WENT SHOPPING AND I HAD TO STAY IN THE CAR SO I WENT TO SLEEP UNTIL THEY GOT BACK. THE DAY AFTER THAT THEY WENT OUT AND LEFT ME ALL ALONE AND I DECIDED AUNTIE MAELIE’S VISITS ARE NOT AS FUN AS AUNTIE ARI’S EVEN THOUGH I WAS HAPPY TO SEE HER.

EXCEPT THEN THEY CAME BACK AND WE WENT TO THE COOLIES TWICE AND I SHOWED AUNTIE MAELIE HOW I AM A COYOTE AND THIS TIME I DIDN’T MEET A PORCUPINE SO THAT WAS GOOD.

I AM A COYOTE.

I AM A COYOTE.

THIS IS ME SHOWING AUNTIE MAELIE HOW GOOD MUMMY RUNS.

THIS IS ME SHOWING AUNTIE MAELIE HOW GOOD MUMMY RUNS.

IN THIS PICTURE WE ARE ON THE MOORS.

IN THIS PICTURE WE ARE ON THE MOORS.

I WANTED TO GO PLAY WITH THE UNIVERSITY PEOPLE BUT MUMMY SAID NO.

I WANTED TO GO PLAY WITH THE UNIVERSITY PEOPLE BUT MUMMY SAID NO.

I THOUGHT AUNTIE MAELIE WAS SILLY FOR TAKING PICTURES OF BUILDINGS AND STUFF INSTEAD OF ME. HERE IS ONE OF THE THINGS SHE TOOK A PICTURE OF INSTEAD OF ME AND I DIDN’T EVEN GET TO PLAY WITH IT.

DOES THIS THING LOOK FUN OR DELICIOUS?

DOES THIS THING LOOK FUN OR DELICIOUS?

BUT AT THE END OF HER VISIT SHE DID TAKE SOME PICTURES SPECIALLY OF ME SO THAT’S OKAY EVEN IF HER PRIORITIES ARE DUMB.

THIS IS ME HAPPY WITH MY BALL.

THIS IS ME HAPPY WITH MY BALL.

THIS IS ME WITH MY TEACUP. I EAT OUT OF A TEACUP NOW BECAUSE I AM CLASSY.

THIS IS ME WITH MY TEACUP. I EAT OUT OF A TEACUP NOW BECAUSE I AM CLASSY.

I WAS REALLY SAD WHEN AUNTIE MAELIE LEFT BECAUSE NOW IT’S JUST ME AND MUMMY AND THE SNOW AND MUMMY’S SOCKS WHICH MAKES ME SAD EVEN THOUGH MUMMY’S SOCKS ARE DELICIOUS.

HOW I CAME BACK TO VANCOUVER AND THEN HAD TO GO AWAY AGAIN

I HAVE BEEN VERY SAD SINCE AUNTIE ARI VISITED BECAUSE IT MADE ME EVEN MORE SAD THAT I DON’T LIVE IN VANCOUVER ANYMORE WITH ALL OF MY PEOPLE. I KEEP TELLING MUMMY WE SHOULD JUST GO HOME NOW, BUT SHE DOESN’T LISTEN.

BUT ONE DAY MUMMY STARTED PUTTING THINGS IN BAGS AND THEN SHE BOUGHT ME A BIG BOX AND I WONDERED WHAT WAS GOING ON. MY FRIEND GINNY HAS A BOX SO I THOUGHT MAYBE GINNY WAS COMING TO VISIT.

BUT THEN MUMMY PUT ME IN THE BOX AND GAVE ME CHEESE AND IT MADE ME REALLY SLEEPY.

LOTS OF SCARY STUFF HAPPENED AFTER THAT WITH STRANGERS AND LOUD NOISES BUT THEN AFTER A LONG TIME MY BOX WENT THUNK ONTO A METAL THING AND AUNTIE ARI WAS THERE AND SO WAS PSEUDO-GRANDMA AND AUNTIE KILEY AND AUNTIE KIM!

I WANTED TO GET ALL EXCITED BUT I WAS STILL REALLY SLEEPY AND FELT WEIRD SO I JUST WAITED UNTIL THEY LET ME OUT OF THE BOX, AND THEN GINNY WAS THERE! SHE BARKED AT ME BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN SUCH A LONG TIME THAT SHE DIDN’T RECOGNIZE ME. MAYBE ALBERTA MADE ME SMELL WEIRD.

THEN I FELT WEIRD AND KIND OF WOBBLY SO MOSTLY I SLEPT THE WHOLE CAR RIDE HOME.

AT HOME I FOUND MY COUCH AND I JUMPED ON IT AND NAPPED SOME MORE, AND THEN I JUMPED ON AUNTIE ARI’S BED AND WENT TO SLEEP. I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS ALL A DREAM AND WHEN I WOKE UP I WOULD BE IN ALBERTA AGAIN.

Corene and Pekoe

BUT WHEN I WOKE UP I WAS STILL IN VANCOUVER! IT WAS WEIRD BECAUSE IT WAS ALL WEIRD AND WHITE OUTSIDE, AND MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI SAID IT WAS SNOW, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WEIRD THAT THERE WAS SNOW IN VANCOUVER. BUT MY COUCH WAS STILL AWESOME AND I WAS HAPPY TO BE ON MY COUCH.

Pekoe, where she belongs

Pekoe reunites with her favourite place in the world:

ALSO, I AM STILL A TIGER.

Pekoe reunites with her favourite place in the world:

AFTER BREAKFAST WE WENT TO THE DOG PARK TO MEET PSEUDO-GRANDMA AND AUNTIE KILEY AND GINNY AND MY FRIENDS MINCHA AND GEORGIE AND PSEUDO-GRANDMA’S NEW DOG ROBBIE.

Georgie!

Mincha

Ginny

Robbie!

ROBBIE CAME FROM CALIFORNIA ON A PLANE IN A BOX (JUST LIKE I DID, EXCEPT FROM ALBERTA) AND BEFORE THAT HE HAD BEEN A STREET DOG, JUST LIKE ME! WE HAD LOTS TO TALK ABOUT. ALSO HE IS FUN TO CHASE AND BITE.

Dogpark with ALL the dogs.

GINNY GOT REALLY MUDDY AND THEN ROBBIE FORGOT HIS MANNERS SO PSEUDO-GRANDMA CALLED HIM “YOUNG MAN” AND SAID HE HAD TO GO BACK ON HIS LEASH.

Dogpark with ALL the dogs.

Dogpark with ALL the dogs.

AND THEN IT GOT DARK AND WE HAD TO GO, EXCEPT I GOT A SURPRISE AND WE WENT TO DOGGY DISNEYLAND INSTEAD OF HOME!

IN THE MORNING MUMMY CUDDLED WITH ROBBIE AND SAID SHE LIKED HIM BETTER THAN ME BUT I’M PRETTY SURE SHE WAS ONLY JOKING.

Pekoe is Replaced

Pekoe is Replaced

AFTER BREAKFAST WE WENT TO SEE AUNTIE HAILEE AND MY FRIEND MAYA, AND AT AUNTIE HAILEE’S HOUSE MUMMY MET ANOTHER DOG SHE SAID SHE LIKED BETTER THAN ME.

Corene and a tiny tiny dog!

THEN AUNTIE HAILEE TOOK US TO A NEW DOGPARK!

Hailee releases the hounds.

I JUMPED OVER LOTS OF TREES AND ROLLED IN MUD AND MET LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS AND PLAYED WITH MAYA AND AUNTIE HAILEE.

Another dogpark!

Another dogpark!

Another dogpark!

Another dogpark!

Another dogpark!

Another dogpark!

BUT AFTER A WHILE IT WAS COLD SO MUMMY SAID WE HAD TO GO.

Hailee and Corene

SO WE WENT HOME AND WATCHED LOTS OF TV INSTEAD.

AFTER THAT IT STARTED SNOWING LOTS AND LOTS AND AUNTIE ARI WAS WORRIED MAYBE THEY WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO DRIVE US TO THE AIRPORT, SO I STARED OUT THE WINDOW AND WISHED IT WOULD SNOW HARDER, AND IT DID. BUT THEY MADE ME GET IN THE CAR ON THE LAST MORNING ANYWAY, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS DARK AND SCARY AND THE TIRES WERE ALL SLIPPY AND I KEPT TELLING THEM I DIDN’T MIND STAYING IN VANCOUVER WHILE MUMMY WENT BACK TO ALBERTA, BUT THEY DIDN’T LISTEN.

AT THE AIRPORT, THEY GAVE ME SLEEPY CHEESE AGAIN AND I HAD TO GO BACK IN THE BOX.

DO NOT WANT

DO NOT WANT

AUNTIE ARI AND PSEUDO-GRANDMA SAID GOODBYE TO ME AND THE BIG MEN PUT ME BACK ON THE ROLLY METAL TABLE. THEN THERE WERE LOTS MORE SCARY NOISES AND MORE STRANGERS AND I DIDN’T LIKE IT SO I WENT TO SLEEP AND WHEN I WOKE UP WE WERE BACK IN THE FLAT COLD PLACE AND MUMMY SAID SHE WAS REALLY SORRY.

THEN SHE STOPPED AT A PLACE WHERE SHE BUYS FOOD FOR THE CAR AND LOCKED THE DOOR BY ACCIDENT WITH ME STILL INSIDE THE CAR. WHEN PEOPLE CAME TO OPEN THE DOOR FOR HER I WAS STILL CONFUSED FROM THE SLEEPY CHEESE SO I BARKED AT THEM AND MUMMY TOLD ME I WAS BAD. I TOLD HER SHE COULD HAVE LEFT ME IN VANCOUVER BUT SHE WASN’T LISTENING.

NOW I AM BACK IN ALBERTA WHERE IT IS COLD AND THERE IS LOTS OF SNOW AND NONE OF MY PEOPLE, AND I AM SAD AGAIN. MAYBE MUMMY HAS LEFT ANOTHER SOCK FOR ME TO EAT.

HOW I LEARNED THAT PORCUPINES ARE JERKS

I HAVE BEEN VERY SAD EVER SINCE WE CAME TO THE FAR COLD PLACE. IT HAS HILLS BUT THEY AREN’T MOUNTAINS AND IT HAS MUMMY BUT NOT ANY OF MY OTHER PEOPLE AND THERE AREN’T ANY BEACHES SO I CAN’T BARK AT THE OCEAN AND THAT MAKES ME SAD.

LOTS AND LOTS OF MONTHS AGO, THOUGH, MUMMY PUT ME IN THE CAR AND TOLD ME WE WERE GOING FOR A LONG DRIVE. I HEARD STORIES ABOUT LONG DRIVES IN THE SHELTER SO I WAS KIND OF WORRIED MUMMY WAS FINALLY GOING TO DO AWAY WITH ME BUT I FELL ASLEEP IN THE CAR ANYWAY AND WHEN I WOKE UP WE WERE IN A BIG DARK UNDER-BUILDING PLACE AND MUMMY TOLD ME SHE WOULD BE RIGHT BACK AND WENT AWAY INTO THE DARK.

WHEN SHE CAME BACK SHE HAD AUNTIE ARI WITH HER OMG.

I DON’T REMEMBER LOTS OF WHAT HAPPENED RIGHT AFTER THAT BECAUSE I WAS SO SO SO EXCITED AND I WIGGLED LOTS AND I FELL OVER A LITTLE AND CLIMBED ON AUNTIE ARI AND THEN I WAS TIRED SO I GOT BACK IN THE CAR BUT I WAS STILL REALLY REALLY HAPPY.

Bored now.

MUMMY STARTED THE CAR AGAIN AND WE DROVE INTO THE DARK AND I FELL ASLEEP AGAIN.

WHEN WE GOT HOME I SHOWED AUNTIE ARI ALL MY STUFF. I SHOWED HER MY COUCH AND MY PLATE AND MY FLOOR AND THE PLACE ON THE OTHER COUCH WHERE I LIKE TO SIT AND STARE OUT THE WINDOW AND BARK AT THE CATS. THEN I SHOWED HER HOW I CAN JUMP UP ON MUMMY’S REALLY REALLY HIGH BED AND THEN IT WAS TIME FOR BED SO AUNTIE ARI WENT TO SLEEP ON THE COUCH AND I TOOK OVER MUMMY’S BED AND WENT TO SLEEP.

"PEKOE IS HUNGRY."

Pekoe's tour of the apartment

Pekoe's tour of the apartment

Pekoe's tour of the apartment

THE NEXT MORNING AUNTIE ARI REALIZED SHE HAD LOST HER CAMERA AND SHE WAS REALLY UPSET AND SHE SPENT LOTS OF TIME ON THE PHONE YELLING AT AIRLINE PEOPLE BUT THEY HADN’T FOUND HER CAMERA. I STOOD AROUND LOOKING CUTE AND THEN CURLED UP ON HER LEGS TO MAKE HER FEEL BETTER.

Little ball of Pekoe

MUMMY DECIDED WE WERE GOING TO GO FOR A WALK IN THE COOLIES, WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES.

Impatient Pekoe

AUNTIE ARI KEPT SAYING STUFF ABOUT HOW THE COOLIES WERE ZOMBIE COUNTRY AND THEN SHE LAUGHED AT THIS SIGN.

Texas Lite

I WAS EXCITED TO PLAY WITH AUNTIE ARI, BUT THEN I REMEMBERED THAT I AM A COYOTE AND RAN AWAY INTO THE HILLS LIKE I ALWAYS DO.

Where's Pekoe?

I CAME BACK SOMETIMES JUST TO MAKE SURE MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI HADN’T GOTTEN LOST.

Very handsome dog.

Me and Pekoe

THEN I RAN AWAY AGAIN AND I WENT DOWN A HILL AND THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE BUSHES, SO I HAD TO INVESTIGATE. AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A CAT, OR MAYBE A POMERANIAN LIKE MY FRIEND GEORGIE, BECAUSE IT WAS LITTLE AND FLUFFY, SO I SNIFFED IT AND ASKED IT IF IT WANTED TO PLAY. MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI WERE CALLING ME BUT I NEEDED TO SNIFF THE WEIRD THING.

AND THEN THE WEIRD THING GOT REALLY MAD AND STABBED ME IN THE FACE.

MOST AWFUL TRAGIC THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO PEKOE.

MUMMY RAN DOWN THE HILL AND FOUND ME AND THEN MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI WERE FREAKING OUT AND WE WALKED BACK TO THE CAR REALLY REALLY FAST AND AUNTIE ARI WAS DOING THINGS ON HER PHONE AND THEN WE WERE AT THE VET, WHERE MUMMY TOLD ME I WAS A DUMMY, WHICH HURT MY FEELINGS.

MOST AWFUL TRAGIC THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO PEKOE.

AND THEN THE VET CAME IN AND GAVE ME A SHOT AND I DON’T REMEMBER MOST OF THE REST OF THE DAY BUT I FELT AWESOME, SO IT MUST BE OKAY.

Pekoe in a drugged stupour

Reaaallly drugged Pekoe.

THE NEXT MORNING WE WENT SHOPPING. SINCE THEY COULDN’T FIND HER CAMERA AUNTIE ARI DECIDED SHE NEEDED A NEW ONE, SO MUMMY DROVE US TO FUTURE SHOP WHERE I HAD TO STAY IN THE CAR WHILE MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI WENT INSIDE TO BUY A NEW ONE. BUT THEN WE WENT FOR ANOTHER WALK! AT A DIFFERENT PARK. MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI DIDN’T WANT TO LET ME OFF THE LEASH BECAUSE OF THE PORCUPINES, BUT I CONVINCED THEM EVENTUALLY.

Pekoe negotiates her release

AND I HAD TO KEEP COMING BACK WAY MORE THAN I USUALLY DO.

Pekoe and Corene, watching out for river pirates.

I REALLY LIKE THIS PARK BECAUSE OF THE REALLY HIGH GRASS WHERE I AM A LION.

Pekoe in the grass!

AND THEN I WENT DOWN THE RIVER BY MYSELF EVEN THOUGH I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO.

Where the hell is my dog?

Pekoe in the river.

BUT I CAME BACK EVENTUALLY AND THEN IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME. AUNTIE ARI TOOK LOTS OF PICTURES OF ME WITH HER NEW CAMERA. SHE TOOK ONE OF ME AND MUMMY IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE.

"THIS WAS A GOOD DAY."

Corene, Pekoe and House

LATER THAT NIGHT MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI FOUND ANOTHER PORCUPINE STICKY IN MY FACE AND THEY HAD TO HOLD ME DOWN AND PULL IT OUT WITH METAL GRABBING THINGS. I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE THAT.

Pekoe and porcupine quill nemesis

EVENTUALLY AUNTIE ARI SAID SHE HAD TO GO HOME. I TOLD HER SHE COULD SLEEP IN MUMMY’S BED WITH ME AND MUMMY COULD SLEEP ON THE COUCH BUT MUMMY SAID SHE HAD TO GO HOME TOO. THEN I TOLD AUNTIE ARI THAT WAS OKAY BECAUSE I COULD JUST GO BACK TO VANCOUVER WITH HER, BUT MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI DISAGREED. I WAS VERY VERY SAD.

Pekoe's life is so hard.

WE GOT BACK IN THE CAR FOR ANOTHER REALLY REALLY LONG DRIVE BUT THIS TIME IT WAS LIGHT OUT AND AUNTIE ARI WAS THERE SO IT WAS MORE FUN. WE STOPPED IN LOTS OF PLACES, LIKE THE TIM HORTON’S AND A LITTLE TINY STORE IN A LITTLE TINY TOWN AND I FOUND A FIRE HYDRANT.

The Granum General Store

Pekoe of the Prairies

Pekoe, Corene, and a bench.

THEN WE GOT TO THE UNDER-BUILDING PLACE AGAIN AND AUNTIE ARI SAID SHE HAD TO SAY GOODBYE NOW. I TOLD HER I COULD FIT IN HER LUGGAGE BUT SHE SAID I WOULDN’T LIKE IT, SO SHE HUGGED ME GOODBYE INSTEAD.

Goodbye, little Pekoe.

I WAS VERY SAD WHEN WE GOT HOME AND WENT TO THE COUCH AND REMEMBERED AUNTIE ARI HAD GONE AWAY AGAIN. SO I ATE ONE OF MUMMY’S SOCKS AND THEN I FELT BETTER.

HOW PEKOE WAS KIDNAPPED AND THEN SAD FOREVER

OKAY SO IT HAS BEEN A LONG LONG TIME SINCE I MADE A BLOG. THIS IS BECAUSE I WAS KIDNAPPED BY MUMMY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TO A FAR COLD PLACE.

SO LAST SUMMER THERE WERE LOTS OF WEEKS OF SUSPECTING MAYBE SOMETHING WAS WRONG BUT I WAS PRETENDING NOTHING WAS WRONG ‘CAUSE I WOULD GET NERVOUS AND CHEW SOMETHING BUT THEN WE WOULD GO TO THE BEACH AND I WOULD FORGET.

THEN AUNTIE ARI WENT AWAY AND SHE SAID IT WAS JUST A VACATION TO SOMEPLACE CALLED FLORIDA BUT THEN WHEN SHE LEFT SHE HUGGED ME FOR A REALLY REALLY LONG TIME AND I GOT WORRIED AGAIN.

Auntie Ari Says Goodbye

AUNTIE ARI HUGGED ME FOR A MILLION YEARS AND I GOT WORRIED.

EVERYTHING HAPPENED REALLY FAST AND AUNTIE KIM AND AUNTIE MAELIE AUNTIE MAELIE WERE HERE AND WE PUT THINGS IN BOXES AND THEN A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER A NEW PERSON SHOWED UP AND HE WAS MUMMY’S DAD SO I GUESS HE WAS GRAMPA.

THEN WE ALL GOT IN THE CAR.

I DIDN’T LIKE THE CAR.

GRAMPA’S CAR WAS LITTLE AND MUMMY’S STUFF WAS ALL IN THE BACK AND I WAS SCARED AND CONFUSED AND VERY ANGRY BECAUSE WHY WERE WE LEAVING OUR APARTMENT? AND THERE WAS SO MUCH STUFF THAT THERE WASN’T REALLY ANY ROOM FOR ME. I TOLD MUMMY SHE COULD JUST LEAVE ME BEHIND AND I COULD WAIT UNTIL AUNTIE ARI GOT BACK BUT SHE DIDN’T LISTEN. INSTEAD SHE GAVE ME SOME PILLS AND TOLD ME THEY WOULD MAKE ME SLEEPY AND I STARTED GETTING SCARED I WAS GETTING KIDNAPPED AND DID AUNTIE ARI KNOW WE WERE GOING AND WHY WERE WE LEAVING MY BED BEHIND?

THE ONLY PLACE I COULD FIT WAS UNDER MUMMY’S FEET IN THE FRONT SEAT. I HAD TO CURL UP INTO A LITTLE BALL AND THE PILLS JUST MADE ME WOBBLY, NOT SLEEPY, SO I PUT MY FACE ON MUMMY’S KNEE AND TOLD HER I HATED HER 9,000 TIMES BUT SHE DIDN’T LISTEN.

Angry Squished Pekoe

I WAS AN ANGRY ANGRY PEKOE.

THE CAR WENT UP A MOUNTAIN AND OVER A MOUNTAIN AND THEN DOWN A MOUNTAIN AGAIN. ON THE OTHER SIDE IT WAS REALLY REALLY FLAT FOR A LONG TIME, AND I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT REALLY TOOK BUT EVENTUALLY THE CAR DOOR OPENED AND I FELL OUT ON THE GROUND AND WE WERE SOMEWHERE NEW.

Pekoe's New Yard

MY NEW YARD

THERE WERE NEW PEOPLE THERE, MUMMY’S SISTER AND BROTHER AND HER MUMMY AND SHE WASN’T SURE ABOUT ME BUT THERE WERE ALSO OTHER DOGS! THERE WAS A BIG DOG AND HER NAME WAS LADYBIRD AND SHE WAS A BLOODHOUND AND THERE WAS A LITTLE DOG NAMED SHELBY AND SHE WAS A COCKER SPANIEL LIKE MY BEST FRIEND GINNY.

Pekoe and Ladybird

ME AND LADYBIRD

I WAS REALLY MAD FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE PLAYING, BUT THEN GRAMPA STARTED GIVING ME STEAKS AND EGGS AND GRAMMA STARTED TAKING ME ON WALKS AND LADYBIRD AND SHELBY TOLD ME ABOUT THE LONG GRASS AND CHASING SQUIRRELS AND I DECIDED THIS WAS A GOOD VACATION.

Pekoe and Ladybird

ME AND LADYBIRD RESTING UP TO PLAY SOME MORE.

Pekoe and Ladybird

ME AND LADYBIRD ON THE DOG-EATING COUCH.

Pekoe and Ladybird

ME AND LADYBIRD IN THE YARD

Pekoe and Ladybird

THIS IS LADYBIRD'S SOCCER BALL BUT SHE LET ME PLAY WITH IT.

EXCEPT WE WERE STILL IN THE WRONG PLACE AND MUMMY WAS SAD AND IT WENT ON AND ON AND WE WEREN’T GOING HOME, AND I SPENT A LOT OF TIME SITTING WITH MY CHIN ON THE WINDOWSILL WATCHING FOR AUNTIE ARI TO SHOW UP.

Pekoe at the window

WAITING FOR AUNTIE ARI

THEN ONE DAY MUMMY GAVE ME A BIG LONG HUG AND LEFT, TOO. I WAS SAD AND SCARED FOR A WHILE, BUT THERE WAS STILL STEAK AND GRAMMA TOOK ME ON BIG LONG WALKS WITH HER FRIENDS AND I STILL HAD LADYBIRD TO PLAY WITH SO IT WAS MOSTLY OKAY.

EVENTUALLY GRAMPA TOLD ME IT WAS TIME TO JOIN MUMMY AND WE GOT IN THE CAR AND DROVE A REALLY LONG WAY AND THEN MUMMY WAS THERE! MUMMY TOLD ME THE CITY WAS CALLED LETHBRIDGE AND SHE HAD GOT ME A COUCH OF MY VERY OWN.

Pekoe's Couch

THIS IS MY PRINCESS COUCH.

GRAMPA STAYED OVER AND I SLEPT ON HIS FEET BECAUSE I WAS STILL KIND OF MAD AT MUMMY. BUT THEN HE GOT IN HIS CAR AND DROVE AWAY AGAIN AND MUMMY TOLD ME WE LIVED HERE NOW.

MOSTLY I FORGAVE HER BECAUSE HERE I HAVE BIG OPEN FIELDS AND MY OWN HILLS BUT SOMETIMES I DON’T FORGIVE HER BECAUSE IT’S SCARY AT NIGHT IN THE DARK AND AT HOME IT DOESN’T GET THAT DARK AND BECAUSE MY PEOPLE AREN’T HERE AND BECAUSE THERE’S NO DOG PARK.

AND AFTER A FEW MONTHS MUMMY TOLD ME WE WERE GOING TO HAVE A VISITOR! BUT I WILL MAKE ANOTHER POST FOR THAT BECAUSE THERE IS ADVENTURE IN IT AND LOTS AND LOTS OF PICTURES.

AND THEN I CONQUERED THE OCEAN AND IT WAS AWESOME.

THE WATER KEEPS MOVING. IT'S SO WEIRD.

OKAY OKAY SO REMEMBER HOW WHEN I WENT TO THE OCEAN FOR THE FIRST TIME, I DIDN’T LIKE THE OCEAN BECAUSE IT WAS WET AND COLD? WELL I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT THE OCEAN, IT IS AWESOME. AUNTIE ARI TOOK LOTS AND LOTS OF PICTURES AND YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL HERE AND ALSO HERE.

I HAVE NOW BEEN TO THE BEACH TWO TIMES AND LAST MONTH I LEARNED TO FETCH WHICH IS APPARENTLY REALLY GOOD BECAUSE MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI KEPT MAKING SQUEAKY NOISES AT ME AND TELLING ME I WAS A GOOD GIRL. WELL THAT WAS PRETTY COOL SO I DECIDED TO TRY FETCHING EVEN BETTER AND SO WHEN WE WENT TO THE BEACH I THOUGHT I COULD TRY THE OCEAN AGAIN.

I FOLLOWED AUNTIE ARI INTO THE OCEAN.

AND OMG GUYS IT WAS SO GREAT BECAUSE I AUNTIE ARI RAN INTO THE WATER AND I RAN AFTER HER AND THEN THE OCEAN WAS SORT OF ROLLING INTO ME AND I BARKED AT IT TO TELL IT TO STAY BACK.

I TOLD THE OCEAN TO STOP MOVING BUT IT WOULDN'T LISTEN.

BUT IT DIDN’T LISTEN SO IT LIFTED ME OFF MY FEET AND I HAD TO SWIM. SWIMMING IS WHERE YOU MOVE YOUR LEGS BACK AND FORTH SO YOU CAN MOVE THROUGH THE WATER LIKE YOU’RE WALKING EXCEPT IN WATER.

THEN MUMMY THREW A STICK AND TOLD ME TO FETCH IT. SHE THREW IT INTO THE WATER AND I DON’T THINK SHE BELIEVED I WOULD GET IT SINCE LAST TIME I WOULDN’T GO IN THE WATER BUT THIS TIME I HAD MADE FRIENDS WITH THE MOVING BITS SO I RAN IN AFTER IT AND I BROUGHT IT BACK. OCEAN-FETCHING IS EVEN BETTER THAN LAND-FETCHING BECAUSE MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI AND AUNTIE KILEY MAKE SQUEAKY GOOD-DOG NOISES FOR HOURS AND HOURS AFTERWARD AND WERE SUPER-IMPRESSED THAT I AM NOW AN OCEAN FETCHING DOG.

THIS IS MY PINK PRINCESS OCEAN KONG.

GINNY CAME TO THE BEACH TOO BUT SHE IS NOT AN OCEAN FETCHING DOG. I DON’T THINK SHE LIKES THE BEACH VERY MUCH BECAUSE SHE STOOD ON THE SAND WITH MUMMY LOOKING SAD AND ANGRY AND HIDING BEHIND ROCKS UNTIL WE WENT HOME. ALSO SHE LOOKS REALLY SILLY WHEN SHE GETS WET.

GINNY ALSO DIDN'T FEEL LIKE FETCHING.

I LOOK LIKE A SLEEK OTTER WHICH IS LIKE A DOG EXCEPT IT LIVES IN THE OCEAN. MUMMY CALLED ME AN OTTER WHEN I SWAM OUT REALLY REALLY REALLY FAR FOR THE PINK WATER-KONG BECAUSE I AM A SUPER-AWESOME OCEAN FETCHING DOG LIKE IN THE MOVIES.

I WASN’T SURE ABOUT FETCHING AT FIRST BUT NOW IT IS MY FAVOURITE THING EVER IN THE WHOLE WORLD EVER. I FETCHED FOR TWO WHOLE HOURS ON OUR LAST TRIP TO THE BEACH AND I WOULD HAVE KEPT FETCHING EXCEPT WE HAD TO GO HOME SO I COULD TAKE A NAP.

HERE IS A VIDEO AUNTIE ARI MADE OF ME FETCHING. SOME OF IT IS OCEAN-FETCHING AND SOME OF IT IS LAND-FETCHING BUT IT IS ALL FETCHING. ALSO YOU CAN SEE MY SPECIAL UNIQUE PEKOE WAY OF SWIMMING WHICH MUMMY SAYS IS LIKE A UNICORN AND THEN LAUGHS REALLY HARD. I DO NOT KNOW WHY IT IS FUNNY BUT IT IS VERY EFFECTIVE.

IN SUMMATION THE BEACH IS SUPER-AWESOME BECAUSE THERE IS SAND AND SEAWEED TO CHASE AND OTHER DOGS AND THE OCEAN AND THE SUPER WATER PRINCESS KONG AND SNACKS FROM THE GROCERY STORE WITH THE TARTS I’M NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE. THE ONLY THING I DON’T LIKE IS AT THE END OF THE DAY WHERE I HAVE TO DRY OFF BUT I THINK IT’S PROBABLY WORTH IT BECAUSE I GOT TO CONQUER THE SEA AND THAT’S PRETTY COOL.

SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW GOOD A DOG I AM.

I AM GOING TO START A REVOLUTION.

MAYBE YOU DON’T KNOW BUT RIGHT NOW IS THE WORLD CUP. IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS IT IS A BIG DEAL WHERE LOTS OF SOCCER PLAYERS COME TO THE SAME PLACE AND PLAY TO SEE WHO IS THE VERY BEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

MUMMY WENT OUT TODAY AND LEFT THE TV ON AND AUNTIE ARI WAS WORKING IN HER ROOM USING THE TAPPY TYPING-THING SO I WAS ON THE COUCH AND I WATCHED A BUNCH OF SOCCER AND IT WAS PRETTY GREAT.

DOG IN FRONT OF TV

I HAVE A GENIUS PLAN TO MAKE SOCCER FIFTY BILLION TIMES BETTER THAN IT ALREADY IS.

HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE CONFUSING ABOUT SOCCER.

IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW SOCCER IS WHAT IS CALLED FOOTBALL EVERYWHERE BUT AMERICA AND ALSO CANADA WHERE I LIVE EXCEPT SOMETIMES IT IS CALLED FOOTBALL HERE TOO.

THERE IS ALSO A DIFFERENT GAME IN CANADA CALLED FOOTBALL WHICH IS PLAYED WITH YOUR HANDS WHICH IS CONFUSING BECAUSE IN SOCCER YOU AREN’T ALLOWED TO USE YOUR HANDS AT ALL. AND IN AMERICA THERE IS ANOTHER OTHER GAME CALLED FOOTBALL WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM FOOTBALL IN CANADA BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE GRASS THEY USE AND ALSO SOMETHING ABOUT BALLS. (I THOUGHT THE HUMANS MEANT THE SHAPE BECAUSE THERE IS A DIFFERENT SHAPED BALL USED IN FOOTBALL THAN IN SOCCER-FOOTBALL BUT I GUESS IT IS ANOTHER BALL AGAIN BECAUSE MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI KEPT LAUGHING ABOUT IT SO THAT’S PROBABLY NOT IT.)

ANYWAY I LIKE SOCCER-FOOTBALL BETTER THAN FOOTBALL-FOOTBALL BECAUSE THE BALL IS ROUND AND I CAN BITE IT WITH MY TEETH WITHOUT POKING THROUGH IT AND I CAN ALSO ROLL AROUND WITH IT ON THE GRASS AND DO SOMERSAULTS AND HIT IT WITH MY HEAD AND IT ROLLS AND I CAN’T DO THAT WITH A FOOTBALL-FOOTBALL. IT IS ALSO MADE OF LEATHER IF IT IS AN EXPENSIVE FOOTBALL WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO CHEW. MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI LIKE FOOTBALL BECAUSE THE BOYS WEAR LITTLE SHORTS AND TALL SOCKS AND HUG EACH OTHER A LOT AND APPARENTLY THAT IS GOOD. I DON’T UNDERSTAND THESE THINGS EXCEPT THAT BOYS ARE FUN TO CHASE AND BARK AT, WHICH I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO DO.

I AM PRETTY AWESOME TOO.

MY AWESOME IDEA MAKES ME SUPER HAPPY. I CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY IN THE WORLD CUP.

ANYWAY HERE IS MY IDEA FOR A REVOLUTION. I THINK THAT THE THING THEY NEED IN SOCCER IS TO PUT DOGS ON THEIR TEAMS, MOSTLY ME. THERE ARE LOTS OF TIMES WHEN THEY KICK THE BALL AT EACH OTHER AND THE OTHER PERSON’S SUPPOSED TO CATCH IT WITH HIS FEET BUT THE OTHER PERSON ISN’T THERE AND IT MAKES MUMMY YELL BECAUSE HE DIDN’T RUN FAST ENOUGH AND THE BALL GOT AWAY. I AM VERY SKILLED AT CATCHING BALLS AND KEEPING THEM FROM RUNNING AWAY AND SO I WOULD BE AWESOME AT CATCHING THE BALL BEFORE THE OTHER TEAM COULD GET IT. AND THEN I WOULD MAKE THE BOYS CHASE ME WHICH WOULD BE MUCH BETTER EXERCISE THAN KICKING IT INTO A BOX AT THE END OF THE GRASS AND MAKING EVERYBODY MAD. MUMMY IS ALWAYS SAYING HOW I NEED LOTS OF EXERCISE AND I DON’T THINK THE BOYS ARE GETTING ENOUGH. I WOULD MAKE SURE THEY HAD A LOT MORE FUN THAN STANDING AROUND WAITING FOR THE MAN WITH THE FLAGS TO DO SOMETHING WHICH THEY SPEND A LOT OF TIME DOING.

ANYWAY THAT IS MY GENIUS REVOLUTION PLAN AND IF YOU THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA YOU SHOULD WRITE THE SOCCER BOYS AN EMAIL OR SOMETHING OR JUST TELL ME SO THAT I CAN TELL MUMMY. SHE THINKS I’M BEING SILLY BUT THEN SHE GIVES ME A BISCUIT SO I DON’T MIND HER THINKING SO.